About Us

The Studio

Based on the Waverton Business Park, about three miles from Chester and within easy access from the surrounding excellent road network, Cavendish Studios is less than a half hour’s drive from Wrexham, Chester, South Wirral, Runcorn and the Cheshire plain. Free parking is right outside and everything is on the ground floor ensuring easy access for everyone. Lots of space means that we can accommodate groups of up to 30 and give younger children the room to express themselves.

For more than 20 years, we have developed a reputation for friendliness and care, never forgetting that our clients deserve the very best that we can produce to treasure for decades to come.

The People

  • Jonathan & Chris Coleman (Owners)

    DSC_4309-BWJonathan turned professional photographer in 1988 after a successful career in banking. After a short spell photographing for one of the principal London Agencies (Samantha Bond) he and his wife, Chris set up Cavendish Studios with a view to bringing the best possible experience in portraiture to their clients.

    Chris worked in the background in the early years as she brought up their two boys, Tim & Mark, but then joined the business, full time 15 years ago and now looks after clients when they return to View their portraits and choose their favourites.

  • Sally (Studio Manager and Photographer) 

    DSC_4313-BWSally has been with Cavendish virtually since it opened in 1990 when just 16. At 33, having spent half her lifetime with us, we celebrated by throwing her out of an aeroplane – attached to another skydiver, of course! Sally is an expert photographer and especially good with shy children.

  • Julie (Bookings) 

    DSC_4797-BWJulie joined Cavendish in 1995 and is responsible for looking after clients when they first contact us, answering their questions and making sure that their initial needs are all taken care of.

  • Aimee (Graphics) 

    DSC_4940-BWAimee is responsible for the hand retouching and fine tuning that all our images undergo when chosen by a client. No matter how small or large, every single image enjoys her fastidious attention.

  • Lou (Frame Building and Finishing) 

    DSC_4327-BWLou makes sure that all images hit our demanding standards before being framed or finished. All frames are hand-built around the best crop for the images that are to be mounted, so any piece of Cavendish Wall art is genuinely bespoke.

  • Tasha (Graphics Finisher) 

    DSC_4947-BWTasha looks after the initial selection and each client's images so that when you return for your Viewing you make a proper judgement of each image.

  • Paige (Saturday Receptionist) 

    DSC_1547-BWPaige looks after everyone on Saturdays, which are often very busy and takes care of everything from welcoming you as you arrive for you shoot and, later, viewing to going through your finished order and frames when you call to collect.

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